July 4, 2010

Square Pairs and Extra Links

Yesterday I was looking for a little inspiration, so I went to two craft stores, a bookstore, and the little hobby train shop, Rainy Day Hobbies.  I picked up more broken model train parts to use as texture in clay and I am really looking forward to playing with them.  I was able to get caught up on a lot of work last week, so I hope this week will afford me some time to play.  I am listing the last of the small square pairs like the ones above today in the Etsy shop... all brightly colored yet industrial looking. I hope you enjoy the holiday weekend!  

Here are this week's Extra links: 

About.com Jewelry Making
Fiber is a fantastic medium to add to your jewelry designs. Tammy takes a look at some fiber jewelry books she has reviewed in the past.

Art Bead Scene
Stumped on this month's ABS Challenge? This post just might help you out! 

Beading Arts
Do you like beaded beads? Cyndi shares a tubular peyote bead that takes center stage! 

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi transfers some images to shell in order to make this simple necklace. 

Cindy Gimbrone aka The Lampwork Diva
The deconstructed watch makes an encore appearance. 

Earthenwood Studio Chronicles
What's new pussycat? Melanie finds inspiration from more than one source to create a new line of Kittycat pendants 

Lorelei's Blog: Inside the Studio
Lorelei teams up with 4 other designers to take part in the first Art Bead Scene Design Team challenge.

Snap out of it, Jean! There's beading to be done!
Jean observes that all art has something in common (pssst! it doesn't all come down to jewelry design, every time!) when she reviews the new digital eMag from Interweave: check it out! 

The Writing and Art of Andrew Thornton
Kate McKinnon generously offers up THREE copies of her new book, "Sculptural Metal Clay Jewelry", in another installment of Andrew's Thursday Giveaway.   

Melanie is an artist, blogger, writer, and ceramic beadmaker at Earthenwood Studio. Her beads and components can be found at her Etsy shop and her jewelry can be found in her Etsy Galleria. To comment on this post, visit the original post at the Earthenwood Studio Chronicles Blog.

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